Taliesin pronunciation

(40 Posts)
FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 12:16:20

Which (if any!) is the correct pronunciation?

Tal-ee-ES-in

Tal-es-in

Or

Tal-uh-sin?

thanks

Dillydollydaydream Fri 01-Mar-13 12:20:10

I think tal ee ess in

Umlauf Fri 01-Mar-13 12:23:03

On Child of Our Timethey were pronouncing it to rhyme with Alison. That's the only time I'd heard the name

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 12:28:36

Oh,yes,that must be where that particular pronunciation has seeped into my subconscious from...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 12:29:17

But I have a feeling it isn't the correct one...

Sidge Fri 01-Mar-13 12:37:18

This is my Welsh friend's son's name and they pronounce it Tally-ESS-un.

Gwennan Fri 01-Mar-13 12:50:58

I've heard it pronounced tal-YES-in

HorryDrelincourt Fri 01-Mar-13 13:01:43

The only one I have known was tally-ESS-in

mejon Fri 01-Mar-13 14:37:53

Gwennan has it right - it is Tal-YES-in. Tally-ess-in is like pronouncing Pontypandy as Pontee-pandy wink.

Nonsensical Fri 01-Mar-13 15:04:08

Happy st David's day!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 19:51:45

Tal-ee-ESS-in is over-pronuncing?

Tal-es-in is under-pronuncing?

And Tal-YES-in is correct?

With the 'YES' in the middle said in the same way as 'yes'? It sounds odd said that way to my English ear....or perhaps it's just my accent grin
Or more like Tal-yuhs-in? <hopeful> and confused

However his parents decide!

simonthedog Fri 01-Mar-13 19:59:59

they say tal-ee-ess-in where I am in Wales, but i'm not welsh.

Tal ee essay in here in South Wales. wanted this name for DS

Sorry auto correct fail.

Tal ee ess in.

2kidsintow Fri 01-Mar-13 20:05:56

North Wales here.

Tal ee es in.
(Local school of that name)

mejon Fri 01-Mar-13 20:16:35

Frigg - I think what you've said about over and under-pronounciation is spot on. The 'yes' is just as you would say it in English.

thegreylady Fri 01-Mar-13 20:19:06

It is a great name however it is pronounced smile

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 20:22:32

I really like Tal-ee-es-in,and Tal-es-in...both roll nicely off my tongue.
It seems like Tal-ee-es-in is at least the correct pronunciation in some parts...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 20:23:39

Though the more I say Tal-Yes-in,the more I like it. grin

LastDaughterofKrypton Sat 02-Mar-13 06:11:48

Gwennan has the right of it. Tal-yes-in. Think of the 'ie' being pronounced the same as in Ieuan.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 02-Mar-13 08:14:58

Ahhh,I see,thankyou Last that's v helpful!

junemami Sat 02-Mar-13 08:34:24

Another vote for tal yes in
Lovely name, like tal for short too (no pun intended) grin

Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 08:37:52

I know a girl called Tallesin and it's pronounced as taa Lee sin. The mum told me she made it up, and I font know any others.

Branleuse Sat 02-Mar-13 08:43:16

i would have said Tal-ee-san

slipshodsibyl Sat 02-Mar-13 09:00:39

Taliesin was a sixteenth century Welsh poet (male). Tal yes in is correct welsh pronunciation. Tall ee esin would be an anglicised pronunciation, where the speaker is unaware of the sound 'y' makes in Welsh. ( it's a kind of ur' sound)

slipshodsibyl Sat 02-Mar-13 09:10:21

Sorry I confused I mean the way the 'ie' rolls together to make a 'y' sound

This name makes me really sorry I'll never have a son. I love it.

happyjustobeme Sat 02-Mar-13 10:27:04

Tal ee ess inn

Thats how it is pronounced in Wales.

With the emphasis on the ess.

Lovely.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 02-Mar-13 19:01:58

I've been saying it Tal-yes-in in my head all day and I really love it,I also still love Tal-es-in....Tal-ee-ESS-en feels a little long unles the 'ee-ESS' are very short,in which case it starts to sound very much like Tal-yes-in confused
though it seems there is a divide on the pronunciation,even within Wales.

It is nevertheless at the very top of my Boys list grin for that elusive baby

I love it as much as I love my DS's name,I thought I'd never find another I liked as much so im very happy grin

xigris Sat 02-Mar-13 19:08:43

I heard it on Child of Our Time last night for the first time. What a fab name! Definitely top of my list if I ever have another boy (doubtful as DS3 only 8 weeks, DS2 embracing the Terrible Threes and DS1 6-going-on-16.....)

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:07:41

Tal - ee - es - in, Welsh name meaning Shining Forehead / Radiant Brow. Name of a 6th Century Welsh Poet. Lovely choice smile

aufaniae Sun 03-Mar-13 23:29:15

Tal-yes-in.

Lovely name, such a great story behind it, do you know it?

It was on my list but having a DD.

BeeBopDingALing Mon 04-Mar-13 15:22:39

Tal-e-sin

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 20:25:40

Yes aufaniae I love a name with a good story behind it grin

slipshodsibyl Tue 05-Mar-13 10:32:09

Sixth Century, sorry I got it all wrong. I had only girls too. It will have to be the name of a dog or a house for me!

Llareggub Tue 05-Mar-13 10:36:29

This is my son's middle name and I am cross I didn't go for it as his first name. It would suit him so well. Sigh.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 05-Mar-13 10:55:17

I thought it was a girls name.

CelticPromise Mon 11-Mar-13 13:44:51

Tal-YES-in. The one on Child of our Time is not pronounced correctly.

Love love love it.

spiderlight Mon 11-Mar-13 19:18:15

tal-YES-in, although tal-EE-es-in is a reasonable approximation for non-Welsh speakers. It's pronounced incorrectly on Child of our Time, as CelticPromise says, and has irritated me for the past umpteen years! Lovely lovely name.

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